According to a picture posted on Reddit of the document, the company CoinLab sued for 1.7 trillion yen ($16 billion) for the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox.
Previously, CoinLab filed suit against Mt. Gox for $75 million, alleging that the exchange violated the contract. The agreement provides that CoinLab was to work with American customers, but this has not happened.
Some in the cryptocurrency community have suspected that the unreasonably high new claims against Mt. Gox exhibited to block compensation payments to customers as part of the process of civil rehabilitation.
In particular, a user named Andy, Peg (Andy Pag) posted a photo claim the document on Reddit, turned to Twitter to Chapter CoinLab Peter Vessenes (Peter Vessenes) with a similar question.
Hi Peter @vessenes, Did you submit a $16bn claim in the Civil Rehabilitation, Mt Gox? 0.3% of Japanese GDP? Looks like this was done pruposefully just to block any creditor pay outs? Care to clarify how this claim is justified?
— Andy Pag (@andybutshorter) January 29, 2019
“You have applied for $ 16 billion under the civil rehabilitation Mt.Gox? 0.3% of Japan’s GDP? Looks like it was done purposefully just to block payments to creditors? I would like to clarify is this requirement justified?”, — he wrote.
We will remind that in June the Tokyo court decided to suspend the bankruptcy proceedings of Mt.Gox and begin the process of civil rehabilitation. This gave the lenders crypto currency exchange the possibility to claim the return of their funds in BTC, and not to be paid for them at $440 per share, provided that a bankruptcy procedure. In September, Trustee, Mt. Gox Nobuaki Kobayashi (Nobuaki Kobayashi) announced that, following the granting individuals the opportunity to apply for extradition blocked on the platform means the online system opened for applications from corporate users. In December in his final speech at court session in Tokyo, the former head of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox mark Karpeles (Mark Karpeles) once again declared their innocence in the events that led the firm to the loss of millions of dollars of customers and subsequent bankruptcy. Karpeles is accused of stealing more than $3 million from the stock exchange and the fraudulent machinations of the data Mt. Gox.